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Crossroads

Crossroads (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

Ranger is at a crossroads: he has a chance to leave the motorcycle club and do something else with his life—but he keeps getting dragged back. When the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club asks for his help, Ranger agrees, not only because it is hard to say no to them, but also because he has a vested interest.

A woman is missing.

And Ranger knows her.

The Wind Dragons aren’t the only ones hoping this girl can be found—on the hunt is Johanna Chase, a stubborn detective who won’t give up until the missing woman is found safe. She needs Ranger to navigate the underground world of motorcycle clubs, and immediately, sparks fly. Ranger fights the attraction. He has no plans on going there, no matter how beautiful and badass she is. A biker and a cop? Ridiculous.

But the two of them soon realize that they’re in way over their heads, and now they have to trust each other in order to save her. With the WDMC and the police force at their back, it should be no problem, right?

Chantal Fernando has become one of my favourite authors recently.  I will read anything she writes.  I have a particular fondness for the Wind Dragons MC series.  Take all the cool elements of Sons of Anarchy and mix in guys who love their women.  While they may be badasses, they are faithful and good men.

Ranger is new the MC. He switched after his former club went down in flames.  Ranger is struggling to find his place.  He doesn’t have the ties like his buddy Talon (another great book).  He is asked by resident badass Faye to investigate a missing persons case.  It turns out that Ranger knows the woman in question and he agrees.

Ranger meets the cop he has to work with, Johanna.  From the start there are enough sparks to burn down the house.  While they are investigating Elizabeth’s disappearance, the lines between law enforcement and criminal are blurred.  This leads to some delicious and seriously sexy scenes.  Ranger is like sex on a stick.  He’s super smart, hot and alpha male.  He plays havoc with Jo’s hormones and she can’t resist the temptation he offers.

What works so well is the emotional consequences of their relationship.  They have to deal with Elizabeth and her girlish crush on Ranger and also with the reality of a cop and biker dating.  Chantal Fernando has that magic touch.  She writes characters that you really care about.  You are giddy with excitement when they connect, are heartbroken when they experience problems and relieved when they get their happily ever after.

This is the final book in the series (I think) and if you haven’t read this series, you really need to!  Even if you aren’t into motorcycle clubs, the men and ladies of the Wind Dragons are more than just bikes and bad behaviour.  They have depth and love breathed into them by the author.  This book was the perfect ending to the best series!

Hooked

Hooked  (Viking Motorcyle Club) by Christina Phillips

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Zach…

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers…

Have you ever daydreamed what it would be like to hook up with a biker?  Or a rough around the edges guy that is far out of your norm?  I think one of the reasons that Sons of Anarchy did so well was that so many women loved Jax and had fantasies about hooking up with him.  Imagine that – then what?

This book starts with a hot and very sexy encounter with two strangers.  Zach is a bad biker and Grace is an heiress and a good girl.  She takes a walk on the wild side. This story investigates what happens when the one encounter goes further.

The sex in this story is scorching hot.  I was worried at first (I know) that the book was pure erotica, but it just starts with a bang.  The story is well developed and I found that it was so realistic.  What does happen when two people who come from totally different worlds find something real with each other?  The story isn’t just about great sex, it focuses on Zach and Grace finding common ground and navigating how to take a sexual relationship into a real one.

The characters are well developed and I felt like I understood both perspectives.  I understood the life that Zach led and how he was uncomfortable in Grace’s rich world.  I also empathized with Grace as she tried to balance her families’ expectations with the tattooed biker she was bringing home.

This is a great biker read!  I have a recent fondness to this genre and this book was a great addition to my library!

Devil’s Mark

Devil’s Mark (The Devil’s Keeper Series) by Megan Crane

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Overview by Publisher:

Holly Chambless is tired of being the squeaky clean daughter of Lagrange’s holier-than-thou mayor. When her father is charged with corruption, she realizes that her whole life’s been a lie. Now’s her chance to do all the things she never dared, like scoring a job at a bar where reputations go to die, or reconnecting with the biker who sparked a secret hunger in her all those years ago. Holly isn’t a wide-eyed girl anymore—and this time she wants a taste of what has always been denied. 
 
Killian “Uptown” Chenier has no time for stuck-up princesses. He likes fast bikes and wild sex. Sure, he remembers Holly. He sent her running with a wicked smile and a lesson about prying eyes. And sure, she’s grown up smoking-hot, with a body he’d like to personally desecrate. But Devil’s Keepers business is real and intense. Her daddy stole from the club, leaving his pretty blonde daughter a walking target. And when Uptown takes aim at what he wants, he never misses.
I have a serious thing for motorcycle contemporary fiction books.  I don’t know exactly what it is – possibly the bad boy, alpha male thing?  Maybe too much Sons of Anarchy?  My obsession ramped up when I read The Wind Dragons Series by Chantal Fernando.  If you like a bad boy with a heart of gold on a motorcycle, you NEED to read this series.  In fact, I spent my Christmas Day re-reading my favourite books in the series.

This is the first book in this series that I have read.  It takes place in Louisania.  The deep south is such an interesting setting.  I love the imagery with the bayou and the tall cyprus trees.  I could almost hear the southern drawl jumping off the pages when the characters were talking.  The setting matters in this book as the class culture of the South is a large part of the story.  This is the good ole south, where Junior League, mint juleps and plantation homes abound.  It’s also the south of trailer parks, drugs and corruption.  The facade that the wealthy portray is exposed.

Holly is literally the darling of her parish.  Her father is the mayor and she has been the golden child her whole life.  She has never strayed off the path that was expected of her.  She has a challenging home life.  Her father is a dictator and her mother is a drunk.  While she lives in a mansion, she is extremely sheltered.

Enter Uptown.  He finds her at Dump Gator, the local crappy watering hole.  She is looking for employment at the most unsavoury bar in town.  Her father has been arrested on corruption charges and she is determined to make money – she just seems to be doing it in the most defiant way possible.

So begins the forbidden love story between Holly and Uptown.  He is raunchy and bold.  She is incredibly naive and sweet.  At times, I almost felt like she could earn the moniker ‘pollyanna’, but her tenacity and pluck surprised me.  She flirts and dances the game of seduction with Uptown, who is admittedly way out of her league.

The sex scene between the two is really worth waiting for.  They dance around each other, but the lust simmers and then starts to burn.  While they may be complete and utter opposites, they can’t and don’t deny the attraction.

The story explores the class divisions between the wealthy and the poor, the corrupt and the politicians, the law and the outlaws.  I found this to be a fascinating story of greed and manipulations.  While Holly is definitely a pawn by the men in her life, she doesn’t feel like a victim and it’s her free will that causes the actions in the story.

Another very good MC book!

Devil’s Honor

Devil’s Honor (The Devil’s Keeper Series) by Megan Crane

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Overview by Publisher:

Merritt Broussard grew up knowing she had two choices if she stayed in Lagrange: run with the outlaws or get left in their dust. So she got the hell out, leaving behind a bad-boy biker and scorching memories of their summer fling. Now Merritt’s back, with trouble on her tail, and the sergeant-at-arms of the Devil’s Keepers is the one person she can still trust. But Greeley isn’t the boy she remembers. He’s harder now, more dangerous—and even more alluring.

Joseph “Greeley” Shaw loves two things: his bike and his club. At eighteen, he escaped a rough life, found the Devil’s Keepers on the wrong side of a bad weekend, and never looked back. Greeley swore to live and die by their code: Devil’s Keepers first, Devil’s Keepers forever. No one comes between him and his brothers—except for the tantalizing woman who touched his soul. Greeley’s the kind of man who honors his commitments . . . and Merritt is one promise he’s determined to keep.

There are frequent trends in contemporary romance novels that highlight the interests in our culture.  In the past, the billionaire genre was exploding on the scene thanks to books like Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series.  Lately, the trend seems to be toward hockey players and motor cycle clubs.  In fact, I have read two books this week alone that feature MC heroes who are tough and rough on the outside and madly in love with their women.

This book was really enjoyable. There are some books in this genre that miss the balance between the seedy biker world and the needs of the romance reader.  Readers want a tough, strong biker, but they also want one that is intrinsically good inside.  He loves his woman, he takes care of her and is faithful to her and his club.  This book has those elements.

I loved that the book was set in rural Louisiana.  The swamps and backwaters felt like they were a character within the book.  The culture and history of the state influenced the characters and the plot.  It adds depth to the book when the setting is powerfully described and utilized by the author.

Merritt has returned home to her parish in Louisiana to escape the bad relationship she had in New York City.  As the daughter of the only daughter in her small town, she has always perceived herself as somewhat better than the rest of the population. Her own father propagated this theory and pushed her to be better than her roots.  Coming home with her tail between her legs isn’t what she wants, especially since she knows that she will inevitably run into the man she left behind.

A hot and steamy romance with Greeley ended badly when she chose Ivy League education over staying to be his old lady.  They did not part on good terms.  Their reunion arrives swiftly upon her return and the passion between them flares up immediately.  The sex between the two is frequent and steamy like the bayou humidity.  Greeley is a passionate lover, demanding and domineering, and he craves Merritt like no other.

Greeley is married to his MC club.  Part of the plot revolves around issues within the leadership of the MC and I wasn’t entirely sure where it was all going – was it relevant to the plot with Merritt?  Was it setting up the timeline for more stories in the series?  While there is some resolution at the end of the book, there are still problems in the Devil’s Keeper MC.  Merritt is a lawyer who has fled her career to get away from a repressive and abusive colleague/lover.  While she is hiding in her home state, trouble will find her.

The heart of this story is the relationship between Merritt and Greeley.  Can they find more with each other than sex?  Can Merritt stop running and face who she really is and what she wants?  The author really takes the time to explore Merritt’s situation.  While at times she frustrated me, I appreciated the unveiling of her thoughts and feelings.  It added depth to the story and took it past a superficial level.

If you are a fan of the MC genre, definitely check out this book!  I found the characters well developed, the passion off the charts and the plot fast moving and suspenseful!

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules (Roaming Devils MC, Book #1) by Lexie Davis

Overview by Publisher:

All Ryker Dennison wanted was to become President of the Roaming Devil’s Motorcycle Club. It would be his legacy. His grandfather and father had both held the title and he was the next in line. Enter Ella Hawkins. He had known her since they were fifteen and had tried to push her memory away. Their troublesome past included her father arresting him, which was not something he could easily forget. But when she came to him, pleading for his help to save the one man he despised from a rival motorcycle gang, he found himself agreeing to help her, thus breaking the number one rule of the MC. 

Ryker soon finds himself with a major dilemma. Women weren’t part of the club life and bringing Ella into his world would only mean putting her in danger. With his father trying to push Ella away from him for his own benefit, her father constantly trying to arrest him, and his own desire for her getting in the way of his club life, he finds himself going against everything to be with the woman he loved. Will breaking the rules land him in the ultimate position to have everything he ever wanted? Or will his risky move cost him everything, including the woman of his dreams?

This story has definite undertones of Romeo and Juliet, minus the dying part.  Ryker is the bad boy from a biker dynasty and Ella is the golden girl whose father’s mission is to end their MC.

Ryker and Ella meet as teenagers in high school.  They both have crushes on each other, but nothing happens until a few years later.  Once magical evening ends in disaster.  Ella uses Ryker for revenge and he pays the price with time in jail.  He never blamed her for this, instead held her in his heart.

Another couple of years go by and now Ella is in his club house.  To say that Ryker and the Roaming Devils fit the 1% of bikers is not an understatement.  They deal drugs, kill people and keep club whores.  Ella has come to him for help because her father is in serious danger.  Thus begins the relationship between the two.

It’s tricky thing to come from two completely different worlds and yet find some common ground.  Ryker and Ella love each other and want to be together, but their families are hell bent on keeping them apart.

The burgeoning relationship is hot and heavy.  Ryker’s sexual past would put most porn films to shame, yet he is able to develop intimacy with Ella.  She brings out a tender side to him that is only for her.  The sex scenes are really well done and work to further the relationship, rather than being gratuitous.

The challenge in this book is the struggle for these two to stay together.  The doubts that creep in are the results of their respective families, as well as the violent life that Ryker leads.  I wanted to be frustrated with Ella’s doubts, but when I really examined it, I was able to concede it was realistic.  However, I felt for Ryker.  It seemed at times that he just couldn’t catch a break!

This is the start of a new series.  This was a solid start and I look forward to reading more about the new and improved Roaming Devils MC!

Wild Ride

Wild Ride (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. He’s the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but he’s also related to one of their members—who hates him. He could handle that, but he’s also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon can’t find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother who’s bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can’t take his eyes—or his hands—off her…

Tia’s always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but she’s also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isn’t worth risking her son’s happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?

I am IN LOVE with this series!  It has inspired me to re-watch Sons of Anarchy when I am not reading!

I basically begged the author to get approved for a copy of this book!  I LOVED it!  I was slightly disappointed that it was a novella because I wanted MORE!

This series follows the Wind Dragon MC and the ladies that tame the wild men.  This book features secondary characters who have been highlighted in previous books.  Tia is friends with the Wind Dragons, but she can’t help but lust over Talon, who happens to be President of the Wild Men MC – a rival.

Tia is a single mom and struggles with wanting Talon and staying single for her son.  This was so relatable, especially since Talon doesn’t exactly have a normal life.  What is different about this book from the others in the series is that Talon’s MC is dangerous.  Tia challenges Talon at one point about going to his club house and he won’t let her because it isn’t safe with his brothers.

Talon is hung up on Tia, but like her he has reservations.  He worries about being involved with a single mom.  He has his hands full with the club and when the dead body of a member shows up in the clubhouse it’s a wake up call to him.

I really liked seeing the difference between the MC’s.  It seems like something bad is going to happen with the Wild Men.  I am totally wishing here – but I am hoping that the Wild Men will shut down and Talon will become a member of the Wind Dragons.  Talon is also protecting his cousin Shayla and the next book will feature Vinnie from the Wind Dragons!  Can’t wait!

If you haven’t heard of this series, but you like a bad boy on a bike – you NEED to pick up this series!

Rake’s Redemption

Rake’s Redemption (Wind Dragons MC Series) by Chantal Fernando

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Overview by Publisher:

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.

Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled…and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.

I was a huge Sons of Anarchy fan until the sixth season – things just got too real for me.  But I do love a good biker story and this one seemed interesting.

It was so interesting and great that I have now read almost all of the books in the series and have a series hard on for this author.  I actually even broke down and got a Kindle Unlimited account so that I could read her backlist at my leisure.

This series has larger than life characters that make you pay attention to them!  You can’t help but be sucked into their world and the nuances and rules that go along with being a biker’s old lady.

Rake is the dirtiest of the brothers.  In the other books, his whoring is very well documented.  He has never met a threesome he didn’t like and his lap is never empty.  He is the quintessential player, one that will never get serious about a women.  Until he runs into his ex girlfriend, Bailey.

There is no love like the first one.  You remember the long hours talking and kissing.  The world seems like it’s your oyster and anything is possible.  Adam (as he was known then) and Bailey were high school sweethearts, but that moniker doesn’t seem enough.  Passionate and fierce about each other, they were the couple that was for real.  Until a terrible break up and a long separation.

Rake is not happy to see Bailey again.  The feeling is mutual.  Bailey has grown up since they last met.  She is a teacher and has a young daughter to take care of.  A man whore like Rake doesn’t really fit into the life she has built, but that doesn’t really matter to Rake.

He flaunts his women in Bailey’s face, yet can’t stand the sight of her at his club, with his sister or god forbid, with a man.  Green is not an attractive colour for Rake.  He needs to get Bailey out of his system, but once she is threatened by a rival gang, he’s done playing games.  She is his.

If the alpha male is a big turn on for you, then this book and series are perfect!  Rake and his brothers are bad boys, but once they find their woman, they purr like kitty cats.  The sex scenes are off the charts and the author takes her time to create spine tingling chemistry.  I actually found myself wishing I could be a part of this world because it was so unique and attractively packaged – even with the illegal and brutal element.

I can’t wait to read about the other brothers of the Wind Dragon MC and the lovely women who will put them in their place!

Persuasion

Persuasion (A Sons of Odin MC novel) by Violetta Rand

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Overview by Amazon:

Lang Anderson may be the new leader of the Sons of Odin motorcycle club, but his personal life is in shreds. He’s struggling to take care of his three young sisters in the wake of tragedy, while rumors of drug dealing within his ranks jeopardize everything he’s built. The last thing he needs is another distraction—like a bar brawl over a woman—but Lang is a sucker for a damsel in distress. And this one gets him roaring like a finely tuned engine.
 
High school guidance counselor Lily Gallo is no fender bunny. So why can’t she get Lang off her mind? Lily’s head says the rugged, rough-and-tumble biker who came to her aid is bad news. Her body begs to differ. But when Lang’s troubled kid sister walks into her office, Lily’s determined to help, even if it puts her in the crossfire of a gang war. On a crash course with danger and desire, Lily partners up with Lang to fight for his family—and for love.

This was a great book!  If you loved the tv show Sons of Anarchy, then this will be a hit for you!  The author has definitely got a strong understanding of motorcycle clubs and the inner workings.  Even if you have never read a book about a MC or watched a tv show, she explains enough about the lingo and culture.

Lily was a great character.  Looking for a fresh start, she has moved to Texas.  Her parents are going through a bad breakup and it has profoundly affected her.  This part of the book really resonated with me – to the point that it was almost painful to read.  I went through a similar thing in my life and I truly understood her pain of watching the breakdown of her family and the selfishness of her father.  Lily is a high school counsellor and she has a way with kids.

On a wild night out she meets Lang when he rescues her from some unwanted attention.  Lang is definitely an alpha male.  He is not normally interested in innocent and sweet girls like Lily, but something about her draws him in.  With his MC in disarray, the last thing he really needs is a complication like Lily, but he can’t help himself.

The passion between the two is seriously hot.  The author shares insights into what they want to do with each other and it’s explicit, but hot.  Lang has a strong feeling of possession towards Lily and that stems from the culture of the motorcycle community he lives in.  Men claim their women, so if you like that sort of relationship, then you will enjoy this!

The sex between the two is frequent and fantastic.  They are a great couple.  Lily brings a softness to Lang’s life and she understands and accepts who he is.  It takes her modern feminism a while to reconcile with being his ‘old lady’, but being with Lang is what she ultimately wants.

A motorcycle club lives outside the law.  The business of being a biker and running guns was very similar to Sons of Anarchy, so it wasn’t hard to imagine the competition and the different factions and politics.  This plot is interspersed between the development of the relationship of Lang and Lily.

A great book for fans of bikers and those that like sexy alpha males!